AIT Campus Community Received 20,000 Face Mask Donation from AIT Belt and Road Research Center

Thirteen hundred students, staff, and residents on AIT campus last week received 10 free face masks each from an AIT Belt and Road Research Center donation of 20,000 masks.

This humanitarian gesture for our campus community was made possible by an injection of 150,000 Thai baht from the AIT Chinese Alumni Chapter into the AIT Belt and Road Research Center, supplemented with personal financial contributions by the AIT Leadership – the President, the three Vice Presidents, and the three Deans.

AIT Ranks 19th in World in SDG1—No Poverty in Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2020

AIT participated for the first time in the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings, which looks at global universities’ commitment and performance in furthering the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  Over 850 universities from 89 countries participated in this ranking exercise by submitting input during 2019, and the results were just published on April 22, 2020 by THE.

AIT ranks #19 in the world for SDG1—No Poverty, which indicates a well-deserved recognition of AIT’s work in providing education to students from countries where poverty is an issue, of our research on poverty issues, and of our success in producing graduates who go back home to help their countries eradicate poverty.

Preparing Graduates for the Job Market

"In order to prepare graduates for the job market, universities must allow students to face real problems, and to learn how to combine knowledge and technologies to solve those problems." - Associate Professor Dr. Chutiporn Anutariya

A report from the Thailand National Statistical Office showed that in September 2019, almost 400,000 were unemployed, whereas a more recent survey from March to April 2020 found that more than 500,000 new graduates in Thailand may have a high risk of being out of jobs.

Interview with AIT President

In an interview conducted before the Asian Institute of Technology closed its campus on March 18 – cancelling all face-to-face classes and moving to online interactive learning for all students – AIT President Dr. Eden Woon spoke to Thailand Education Partnership (TEP). The president touched on the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, and elaborates on how higher education institutions must respond quickly in the 21st century to rapid technological advancements in the delivery of education.

AIT alumna leads first COVID-19 fight in Thailand

EXCLUSIVE: Hospitals can apply management skills to battle the coronavirus, writes Kanda Yaemboonruang
“Keeping morale high, correct understanding and maintaining social responsibility are the magic words to fight the epidemic.”

Big news hit Thailand on 20 January 2020 when the first case of the new strain of coronavirus (COVID-19) was identified at Nakhon Pathom Hospital.